Sunday, August 14, 2011

Improving Self-Efficacy

Self-efficacy — which can be defined as "your beliefs in your own competence"-- is associated with better outcomes post-stroke including: quality of life or perceived health status, depression, Activities of Daily living and, to a certain extent, physical functioning.

Depression and Stroke

You have seen the ads on TV that say -- ‘Depression Hurts”.
It may hurt two ways in stroke:

Sexuality after Stroke

Survivors of stroke experience changes and difficulties in many areas of their spousal and family relationships. Within their role of husband or wife, stroke survivors described a lack of control and dramatic changes in their perception of self.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Consequences of Mild Stroke

Most people who have mild strokes are discharged home directly from emergency. 
A review of 13 research articles on mild stroke by Tellier and Rochette stressed that while mild stroke survivors may not have major impairments that affect their activities of daily living, they still should be assessed by a rehabilitation team. Mild stroke survivors  may have small deficits that can make it difficult for them to manage complex activities the same as they did pre-stroke.  Small changes in memory, ability to multi-task, or read and write can cause   stroke survivors to have difficulty coping.  Co-workers or family may  not understand why stroke survivors are making errors because they believe that they are "completely recovered". Tellier and Rochette suggest that rehabilitation can help remediate some of the problems experienced by mild stroke survivors.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Resilience in Aging

Title of project:
"Resilience in Aging: Identifying Factors that Contribute to Resilience in Older Persons following Stroke".

Caregivers of Survivors of Brain Injury and Stroke

albertacaregiverAlberta Caregiver College is a virtual college dedicated to providing courses to enhance the knowledge and skills of their family member(s).

For further information click on Upcoming Courses